Just right now, I asked a question on Math.SE and I happened to delete it when a user satisfactorily answered it in the comments. The reason is perhaps somewhat immature: I thought the question was extremely basic.

Is this allowed? If it is, is it unethical?

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    $\begingroup$ I think deleting questions for which any answer - in comments or not - has been provided is unethical. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Gordon
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ Okay. I appreciate this response; I understand my mistake. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 19:59
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    $\begingroup$ Of course this is easily remedied. If you self-delete a post, you can undelete by yourself as well. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ @hardmath Yes, it has been undeleted. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ It is certainly impolite, but I don't see how it can be called unethical. $\endgroup$
    – TonyK
    Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 17:42


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